It’s not that Cairo is short of music festivals that gather some of the nation’s best acts, but this music festival, in particular, is set to be like nothing we’ve seen before. Taking place on the 27th of February until the 3rd of March, at several venues in Qena, Dendera Music Festival boasts a spectrum of events that cater to all tastes; from the classical to the contemporary.
On the 27th of February, Black Theama take to the stage at Dendera Temple for a round of contemporary Arabic tunes, before Medhat Saleh takes over to sing some of his classics. The second day – the 28th – also takes place at the temple, seeing world music band Wust El Balad serving some tunes, as well as Ali El Haggar.
On the 29th, Mai Farouq covers some classics by Um Kalthoum at Qena Culture Palace, before the Luxor Folk Dance Troupe take over for a performance. March 1st sees the same venue hosting marimba player, Nesma Abdel Aziz and her band, before Dina El Wedidi performs a round of fusion music numbers.
Hisham Abbas serves some pop tunes at South Valley University on the 2nd of March, while the 3rd of March, and last day of the festival, Arabic rock band Masar Egbari takes to the stage at the same venue.
Events start at 6.00 PM, and entrance is free.